13 E 12th St, New York, NY | Directions 1000340.734347 -73.993500
Mon-Sat, 5pm-11pm; Sun, 5pm-10:30pm
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Greenwich Village
Formerly a generic trader-bait steakhouse of no particular note, Strip House has zoomed up in quality since its purchase in 2012 and now serves some of the best beef town.
Can't rest on past laurels..not in NYC – I once considered SH my go to NYC steak joint; they had the food, service, ambiance balance down pat. Don't know what happened, maybe their reflexive counter to a down economy is to tighten their revenue management but they are failing miserably.
Food quality is appreciably lower, kitchen hygenics are what I'd expect in a chain, not such as in a $300 + tab for two joint. Management is downright rude.
Everything is over salted, the doneness is one grade over what was ordered and they changed their corkage policy but have made no effort to note either this on their web site or when making a reservation. Yes I'm bitter: We had a bottle of $100+ champagne at the bar before dinner....when we were seated - late - and I placed a bottle of well aged bordeaux ( they have no such thing on their list) on the table, I was confronted by management who said they do not allow this any longer. He was rude and when I asked him where they noted that - I was ignored.....
Take your money where it is appreciated - Try Dylan Prime; they know what customer service means.
Good steak, but the sides are a little off – Came here for my girlfriend's birthday. Atmosphere was very nice and we were seated promptly. Ordered two filet mignons, one large and one smaller. The smaller one my girlfriend loved and was cooked perfectly. I enjoyed mine a lot but felt it was cooked more towards a medium than a medium-rare. I thought maybe it was due to the size of my steak. The fact that they give you a head of roasted garlic really made our steaks special and highly enjoyable. We'll definitely come back because of that and couldn't get enough of it.
We were given a free sample of butternut squash soup, which we didn't like very much and tasted exactly like butter. Coincidentally, we ordered the lobster bisque and it tasted exactly like the free sample we had just before! We didn't really enjoy it at all. The waiter noticed we left it alone and asked about it, but we didn't make a fuss. The potato romanoff that we ordered also tasted a lot like butter. I really think they just use TOO much butter in their sides. Our crab cakes though were excellent, as well as our side of green beans and garlic mashed potatoes. Service was very decent, our waiter explained the menu clearly and poured our glasses of wine regularly. Overall, great steak but I would definitely not come here for the sides again, or I'd try the others on the menu.
Pleasantly surprised – I took the man I've been seeing (who loves a good steak) here for his birthday on a Friday night. I had been agonizing over which steakhouse to pick - Luger was booked in advance so I couldn't get a table at a decent time; friends recommended Sparks, but in looking at pictures and reading about the history, it sounded too heavy on the Sopranos theme and not heavy enough on the romance (turns out he's eaten there already); then was thinking Mark Joseph downtown in the financial district (convenient for us both)... for which the reviews are all fantastic. So it came down to: Risk going to the Strip House (recent reviews sounded really bad) and have a good steak and good ambiance, or go to Mark Joseph and have a better steak but what appears to be more "Wall Street" crowd ambiance. I decided to go with Strip House. We had a 9:30 reservation. I had called twice to request a booth, but had been warned that it probably wouldn't happen. We had to wait about 40 minutes (even having a reservation), so we had a drink at the very crowded bar - stood talking and looking at the old pictures on the walls. We were seated at a little table at the end of a row... it's pretty tight but luckily we didn't hear our neighbor's conversations. He had the prime rib and loved it. I had the whitefin tuna... loved the peppercorn, didn't love the steamed veggie roll (so bland). We had the creamed spinach and the goose fat potato per the reviews on here - the spinach especially was good. Oh, and for an appetizer we had the sea scallop... that was EXCELLENT - we both loved it. For dessert we shared a monster profiterole. I thought it was a little crisp but the ice cream was really good. The service was very good... we spent about two hours total there and left stuffed and in a food coma. He says he loved it and that he'd definitely go back. I was happy given the reviews. One thing: they were supposed to write "happy birthday" on the dessert dish but didn't... hence the 3 stars.
ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK – I thought I would ignore all the bad reviews about the Strip House and experience it for myself, what a DISASTER.
The booking was for myself and 5 other business clients. Once we were shown to our cramp table & served our drinks the waiter lost balance of the tray & a whole bottle of cola was spilt down the back of one of my guests.
Two people had to send their steak back twice and in the end they gave up and did not eat at all. When we asked for the bill the manager ANDREW BARNETT came over and stated he was not going to charge for the two steaks not eaten, the soft drinks & 1 of the appetizers. He refused to pay for the dry cleaning or make any kind of good will gesture to my wet & sticky guest. RUDE, BAD MANGEMENT, SAVE YOURSELF A VERY BAD EXPERIENCE.
Not what it used to be – This place used to be our favorite steakhouse in New York, but has really slipped. The host/hostess sure don't know it, though: they conduct themselves with the smug rudeness of a restaurant that has the luxury of turning off good patrons. On New Year's Eve (maybe an off night?) the steak was good (not great), the apps (seafood, tomato salads) were very much below average (not fresh). We had a reservation, but they sat us at a tiny cocktail table where bar goers bumped into us as we struggled to find a place to fit side dishes. Not the kind of experience you'd expect from a big night out that ran us ~ $350 a couple (with good wine and tip). The only thing that made the astronomical tab less infuriating was the gracious waitstaff. Otherwise this place is off of our list.
Rude Management - Worst I have ever experienced – My friend and I decided to try the steakhouse because of the rave reviews. I will never go again. I ordered a steak medium rare and it came out nearly well done. The waiter was great and immediately apologized and took the steak back. About a minute after he left, the manager came out with the same steak . She put it on the table and proceed to tell me "Let me tell you how we do steak here". I was in shock. After she walked away a few people near me turned around and said they could not believe what they had just heard. The owners then happened to walk in. Though I had not said a word to the other people, the owners proceeded to tell me they did not like me talking to people. I told them I had not said anything and filled them in on how the manager treated me. They however did not believe me saying they could not picture her saying that. It was without a doubt a terrible experience.
GREAT FOOD BUT WHO CARES!!! – I gave the Strip House one more chance last night but ONCE AGAIN the pushy service ruined what should have been an excellent meal. It's as if the wait staff is being paid to turn over the tables instead of satisfy their customers. You're better off going to the Outback where atleast you can chew your steak without having your plate pulled out from underneath you to be cleared. Never again.
Great place – We walked in on Saturday nite with no reservation, we had to hang out for 45 minutes at the bar which filled up quite rapidly with young couples and singles. We didn't mind hanging out. The food was great, the atmosphere was trendy and nice. I would definitely go again....
Horrible service – Had dinner there this evening and found the food mediocore and service HORRIBLE and CONFRONTATIIONAL!!!! Steak was served raw and I asked for it pink. Give me a break. Manager was equally confronational and thought no big deal. $500 meal big deal. Take your business elsewhere and save yourself a lot of aggravation. New York has many fabulous places that serve wonderful food with pleasant service. DO NOT EXPECT this from Strip House New York .
Now THAT'S a steak! – We dined at the Strip House on 6/29 and had an overall outstanding experience. As foodies from Seattle, we agonized over which steak house to try... all seem to have some loyal fans. We were seated promptly, our waiter was personable and knowledgeable, and the service was fantastic. I had the bone-in filet, which was perhaps the best steak I've ever tasted. Soooo tender, and the crisp tender outside was incredibly flavorful. The creamed spinach is a must... we could've skipped the goose fat potatoes, not the best. The profiterole for dessert is enormous... more than enough for 2. Bring your appetite, you won't walk away hungry.
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